Rosemary Chicken by the Train Tracks
April 15, 2011 § 6 Comments
For someone who grew up packing sandwiches almost everyday for lunch to school (and still does, sometimes), you would think that the sight of ham and bread would send waves of forlorn displeasure down the spine. “Huh? You’re having a sandwich, yet again, for lunch today?” Why, yes! That is, if it’s a Rosemary Chicken Sandwich from Cedele.
Whenever the craving for a special sandwich strikes (and I’ve saved enough pocket money), I’ll usually head down to Cedele at Rail Mall (located near the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve). That day, we thought of bringing Maple out with us for lunch, since she is such a busybody and likes to tag along wherever we go. Patience, however, is not one of her strongest virtues—here, she gives us the “Come on, let’s go already!” look of boredom.
Once we arrived at Cedele, we were lucky to have found unoccupied seats as there are only two outdoor table arrangements available. Fortunately, we arrived early before the lunch crowd could swarm the restaurant. Our usual order typically consists of the sandwich + soup + all-you-can-eat bread bar combo. For the two of us, sharing this combo can easily satisfy both our hunger pangs.
As usual, we had the Rosemary Chicken Sandwich with added bacon (S$7.00 + S$1.50). The shredded chicken is moist and tender and coated generously with a rosemary olive oil infusion. We like to add bacon for that extra crunch, and its savouriness exquisitely compliments Cedele’s signature sweet and chunky cranberry sauce. All of this is sandwiched between ciabatta bread that has been lightly toasted, so it’s crusty and chewy at the same time.
Cedele has a standard menu of twelve different soups, which they rotate daily (four soups at a time). That day, the Wild Mushroom Soup was on the menu—lucky us because it’s one of my favourites! The soup is rich but not too creamy, savoury but not too salty, and loaded with the goodness of immune-boosting mushrooms.
For a large bowl of soup (S$7.50), you can have unlimited access to the bread bar. Bread lovers, knock yourselves out. MM and I share an affection for the Organic Wholewheat Raisin Walnut Loaf and the Onion Olive Coriander Bread, both of which were totally sold out. Darn, looks like we’ll have to go back another time to get our fix.
As we ate, poor Maple could only watch with longing and lick her lips while imagining what the taste of rosemary chicken would be like.
After having stuffed ourselves silly with carbohydrates, we contemplated sneaking a mini muffin for dessert. But, after much debate, we thought wisely against it because our belt buckles would condemn us for the rest of the day.
They sure look good, though. Thank goodness we were keeping a safe distance on the other side of the storefront glass!